The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving.
You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.
What Will You Learn?
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:
Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities
Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up
Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning
Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations
To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:
A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
A PADI Deep Diver with at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Similar to many PADI Tec-Rec courses, the Tec 40 course is a self-study course.
You'll receive quality training materials from PADI Tec Rec, specifically designed to teach you what you need to know.
You'll then complete three theory and practical sessions with a qualified PADI Instructor will ensure that you fully understand the information.
Confined Water Dives
You'll practice skills in drills in confined water before moving to open water.
Open Water Dives
3 x No-Stop dives
1 x Deco dive
Equipment & Gas
Tec40: Standard technical rig (backmount or side-mount) or semi-tec rig (modified recreational equipment with redundant gas supply, long hose etc).
Gases: Air up to EANx50
Limits: 40 metres, 10 minutes total decompression and no accelerated decompression
PADI TecRec Manual
PADI certification fee
We offer flexible course timetabling to meet your schedule and work with small groups to ensure personal tuition at all times.
How Much Does It Cost?
£495 (does not include gases)
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.